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Several features in Google Play Services need to check your location in the background, maybe even when you're not using the phone otherwise. These features include geofences, which let apps react to you moving in or out of a particular region (e.g. when you're at home); Location History if you have turned on; Google Now's "current location" weather reports ...


I ended up taking the risk after all other "fix GPS" methods failed and I can report that it was successful and to my knowledge had no side effects, like the ones reported with other devices.


I had trouble with my gps on Samsung S6 ( using STRAVA) after an update. Times and routes were out of whack. I fixed the problem by turning off my Battery Power Saving in the settings under battery. This was causing problems with "ok google" as well. Now all is ok. Hope this fixes your problem.

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